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31 Days - Day 15: Steam Powered


Hello everyone and welcome to day 15. Hot damn does time sure fly, we’re already half way through the month. Hope your weekend has been an enjoyable one. Today’s song is

Steam World Dig: Vectron

Steam World Dig was and is still a fantastic game. What I like about Steam World Dig is its simplicity that ultimately hides a darker secret. You start by getting a deed to your uncle’s mine (as part of his will) and from there you go digging for riches. Again the premise is really simple, but as time goes on and you dig deeper you start finding really strange things. The deeper you go the more layers you uncover and each layer has a bit of a story to tell. You soon begin to realize that the world isn’t what it seems and something more mysterious is happening deep in the earth. This is furthered by a huge hole in the ground that would ordinarily mean certain death, unless you get the necessary upgrade.

As it turns out there is basically another world down there, and it’s called Vectron. Vectron is basically a world of metal and wires filled with lasers, kamikaze bots, and metal trilobites. The way its set up coupled with the music gives this area a creepy vibe, on top of it feeling rather lonely.  Previous areas still felt like a living world despite being underground. There was life all over the place, but in Vectron you know there is no life with a will of its own. Everything there serves Voltbot as part of Vectron.

And I must saying having finished the sequel they’ve somehow made Vectron even creepier. I didn’t think that was possible but it’s certainly welcome. I had quite a bit of fun running through there. The new enemies were also somewhat disturbing, provided you really think about what they are and what they do.



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About Agent9one of us since 12:45 PM on 04.13.2010

Who is Agent9? The not so secret agent of the destructoid community.

A Few things about me

- I'm almost finished with my degree in computer science and I plan on going into independent development and freelancing once I'm done.

- I can be very cynical, but I do try to be positive or curb my negativity. In spite of this I'm actually very jovial in person and I don't get mad often. I would dare say I'm quite happy, even when things seem bleak. I simply don't like industry Bullshit and I'm not one to stand for it, even if it's a game I like.

- I host a series annually called 31 Days where I post 1 horror related or themed video game song a day for the month of october. During this time I also provide keys for games (free of course) to any reader observant enough to find them.

- I've been a member of destructoid since 2010, and a lurker long before then. As such I've seen many people both come and go. Such is the natural order of things.

- I enjoy Art and draw in my spare time

- I also enjoy theatre and films. I especially like Horror movies (both good and bad ones).

- I go camping once or twice a year. I would go out more but my allergies tend to get in the way.

- I don't drink, which may be a surprise to some. I might make a joke or two about it but I stay away from alcohol for my own personal reasons, though you can feel free to drink a pint on my behalf any time you'd like.

My Top 20 Games (By the ever Illustrious Dango


This is a commission I had done for me by Inquisitive Ravenclaw. You should check out his site if you like the following piece

Link: https://theunknown1-arts.tumblr.com

I also got a musical piece made for me by the incredible Alphadeus. A little history behind this:

My musical piece came as part of the Songs for Gamers album DLC pack 02. Alphadeus has been making songs for the members of the destructoid community for years already. This past year he opened submissions and I applied. For my meagre efforts I received this lovely piece:

You can find him on youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCFs2UhJYPVITYWCiqMk-z3w

He also has other venues listed on his profile here, take a look if you are so inclined:

The community is full of people with all kinds of talent and I'm very pleased to be a part of it along with all of you (yes, you too fair reader).